Exec director Lindsey Alvis heading to PiPA

By 23 February 2023News

After five years as executive director and joint-CEO, Lindsey Alvis is leaving Middle Child for an exciting new role as programme manager at Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA).

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PiPA is a campaigning charity founded to address a lack of provision for parents and carers in the performing arts.

Middle Child have been a charter partner since 2019.

Lindsey joined Middle Child in 2018 as we became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) for the first time.

She had previously worked at Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Liverpool Everyman and Headlong.

During her time with Middle Child, Lindsey worked on productions including One Life Stand, Us Against Whatever, Modest and multiple pantomimes.

Lindsey has also had a huge impact on life behind the scenes at Middle Child, overseeing the implementation of flexible working, a successful period of fundraising and the move into our new venue on High Street in Hull.

Middle Child artistic director and joint-CEO, Paul Smith, said: “Everyone at Middle Child is delighted for Lindsey as she moves into this exciting new role with our pals at PiPA.

“We’ve felt the benefit of Lindsey’s passion for a more equitable industry first-hand and are in no doubt that this brilliant pairing is sure to benefit the entire industry.

“We’d like to thank Lindsey for everything she’s contributed to the company over the past five years, and know that we’re entering into our next period as an NPO stronger, thanks to Lindsey’s leadership.”

Lindsey said: “Alongside Artistic Director Paul Smith, leading this amazing company for the last 4.5 years from my home city has been incredible.

“Creating award-winning theatre, securing a new home and working with so many talented people, has been everything. I am so proud that we’ve done all this whilst putting people at the heart of what we do and championing flexibility and inclusivity.

“Middle Child is vital, and I can’t wait to see what it achieves next as it navigates the challenges and opportunities it faces with authenticity, leadership and sheer star quality.”

Lindsey’s final day with Middle Child will be on Thursday 20 April and we wish her all the best for the future at PiPA.

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